For the safety of our guests, The Splash Pad, our outdoor children's play area, is closed through spring 2017 as we complete construction of the Mosaic Center and enhancements to our outdoor plaza area. We apologize for any inconvenience.


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Please join us for our complimentary lecture series, featuring world renowned scientists, photographers, explorers, researchers and more while enjoying complimentary food, beer, and wine at The Florida Aquarium!

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Upcoming Evening Tide Talk

“My Daddy Wears a Different Kind of Suit to Work”: A Career in Marine Exploration and Deep Diving

Joseph Dituri, M.S.CDR, US Navy Saturation Diving Officer (ret)
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Complimentary reception: 5:45p.m.
Featured presentation: 6:15p.m.

You must reserve your seat for this free event. CLICK HERE to RSVP

For questions or for more information, please call 813-273-4015

What does a career in marine exploration and deep diving look like from the perspective of a 13-year-old? Teen Josephine Amy Dituri partnered with her exploration-adept father to chronicle her father’s life in a book for young kids whose parents are divers or interested in the undersea realm. Jospeph Dituri’s underwater adventures have spanned the globe and include finding new species while helping develop and test the newest undersea technologies.

A graduate of the Advanced Management Program at University of Virginia Darden, School of Business, Joseph is currently pursuing his PhD in Biomedical Engineering at the University of South Florida. He strives to improve the undersea industry's triple bottom line while promoting quality and safety standards. With extensive technical and operational experience in every facet of the undersea realm, from saturation diving, submersible design, system certification and operations to policy development, his explorations have contributed to being named a Fellow in the Explorers Club, an honor reserved for those who have distinguished themselves by directly contributing to scientific knowledge in the field of geographical exploration or allied sciences.